Water is used as a resource for potable supplies, industry, leisure and amenity leading to diverse impacts on both rural and built environments. Low flows, flooding, contamination and lowered biodiversity are a few of the issues mitigated against by both engineering (hard and soft) and legislative approaches. This course is designed to equip students with the advanced research skills required to support a substantive piece of original research in a chosen aspect of Water Science.
The Masters by Research programme in Water Science will appeal to those students who have an interest in the provision of water as a resource for diverse uses and will equip graduates to take up research/consultancy positions with appropriate private/government agencies (eg EA, ADAS, DEFRA). The programme will also prepare students contemplating progress to MPhil and/or PhD training programmes.
Potential research projects relevant to the programme include:
continuous monitoring of an individual SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage System) emplacement, or SUDS train; analysis of flood frequency allied to urban and/or industrial development; impact of legislation on water quality e.g. the EU Nitrates Directive on groundwater quality in a specific aquifer, the EU Habitats Directive on the biodiversity of a chosen habitat or RQO (River Quality Objectives) for fish populations of a given river reach.
Additional support for international students
Coventry University takes pride in the culture and richness that its international students bring to campus life. Currently over 2,000 international students from some 90 countries are pursuing programmes of study here, with a growing amount enrolling on postgraduate courses. A recent report ranked the University highly in terms of international student numbers, recognising our reputation as a leading international institution.
To meet the needs of this rapidly growing community within the University's student population, our International Office is on hand to provide assistance on all relevant matters such as visas and immigration. It also serves as an information centre to help international visitors locate the many services and activities both on campus and further afield.